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Government Week 2015

October 5, 2015—The Cawley Career Education Center is partnering with Georgetown staff, faculty, students, alumni, and employers to provide workshops, panels and networking events with a specific focus on government and government-related career opportunities. The programming will provide insight for students’ career development needs regardless of their current level of government-industry awareness or clarity on their career path.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Getting In: Hoyas on the Hill Breakfast
Time: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Seminar Room 1

  • Join us for a lively discussion over free breakfast with Hoyas who have careers on Capitol Hill. There will be bipartisan representation and a chance to get to know Hoya alumni working in a variety of professional capacities in the House and Senate. Hosted in partnership with the Georgetown University Office of Federal Relations. RSVP here.

Getting Started: Government Internship Chats
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Library

  • Come for an informal conversation with current Hoyas who have interned at a variety of government organizations in the last year. Learn how they got in, what they did, and what advice they have for your internship search! RSVP here.

Getting Started: Find and Apply for Dinner with the US Office of Personnel Management
Time: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Library

  • What is the difference between a one-page resume and a federal resume? What do all those numbers and acronyms mean on USAJobs? Come hear these answers and more as you prepare for federal internship and job applications. This event is also a prerequisite for the Federal Resume Jam later in this year’s government industry week (see below). This event is co-sponsored with the McCourt School of Public Policy. RSVP here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Getting In: Law and the Federal Government with Richard Hermann
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Library
Partner: Pre-Law Advisor Victoria Turco and student pre-law groups

  • Considering both law school and government work? Want to explore your options and learn about the types of jobs and career paths available? Richard Hermann, author of Landing a Federal Legal Job: Finding Success in the U.S. Government Job Market, will be joining us for an in-depth conversation on combining your interests in law with the array of professional opportunities you can pursue before law school or afterward! RSVP here.

Getting In: Meet the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General to Learn about Schedule A Hiring
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Seminar Room 1

  • Come meet the defense department’s Office of Inspector General to learn about flexible hiring options and ways to get into the federal government. You will learn about Schedule-A disability hiring processes and other paths into work across the executive branch agencies. Co-sponsored with the Academic Resource Center. RSVP here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Getting In: Making Good Connections in the Federal Government Workshop
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Seminar Room 1

  • Learn how to plan, practice and maintain good professional connections in the federal government from our government-industry advisor. Just come; no RSVP is required!

Getting In: Intelligence Community and Government Contracting Panel
Time: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Library

  • Curious about careers in intelligence and national security? Want to learn more about government contracting as a way in the door? Get the scoop on security clearances, intelligence recruiting myths and more with Mike Bruni, talent acquisition strategy leader at Booz Allen Hamilton and other panelists from across the industry who sit on the Emerging Professionals in Intelligence Committee (EPIC). This event is co-sponsored with the MSFS Career Center. RSVP here.

Getting In: Government Budgeting Panel
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Old North, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Partners: McCourt School of Public Policy

  • Interested in learning about the complex process of budgeting in the U.S. federal government? Come hear from representatives from the U.S. Office of Budget and Management, Congressional Budget Office and U.S. Government Accountability Office as they explain how their agencies work with the federal budget to plan and manage financial resources to support the country’s programs and projects. RSVP here.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Getting In: Federal Resume Jam
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Library and Seminar Room 1

  • Looking for another set of eyes to review your federal government resume? Sign-up for one-on-one conversations with experts who know how to customize your application and make your government application shine. Sign-up for a specific time and submit your draft resume in advance. Register through Hoya Career Connection.

Getting Connected: Student-Alumni Government Career Conversations Night
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Library, Seminar Room 1 and Lobby

  • Alumni from across government industries are coming back to campus for an informal and interactive night of conversations about various government careers and career paths. Register now to learn about their stories, successes, and failures and explore where you might see yourself in a few years after the Hilltop. Alumni bios will be available and light refreshments will be served. Open networking format. Business casual dress is recommended. Students, RSVP here. Alumni, RSVP here.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Getting to Go! Federal Transit Administration
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: FTA’s Offices at the Department of Transportation (Navy Yard, DC)

  • Tour the Federal Transit Administration and meet with senior leaders to learn about their role within the US Department of Transportation and how FTA selects grantees for federal funds, works with major metropolitan areas across the nation, and interacts with policy related to public transportation. Apply to participate.

Interviewing Well In the Public Sector Workshop
Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Cawley Career Education Center Seminar Room 1

  • This workshop will cover the basics of interview preparation for the public sector. In addition to sample questions, you will explore strategies for polishing your responses and tips for navigating the various federal hiring processes. A must if you are interested in government internships and jobs! Just come; no RSVP is required!